(SPRINGFIELD, IL) – The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its annual Legislative Environmental Scorecard this week rating state legislators based on their voting record on legislation affecting the environment during 2021 legislative business. State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) has been honored with a perfect voting record.
“I vote my values, which is why I have a 100% score on the Illinois Environmental Council’s Legislative Environmental Scorecard,” said Margaret Croke. “I was proud to represent my district in historic votes on nation-leading climate action and toxic lead service line replacement this year, and I will continue to champion clean air, clean water and clean energy for generations to come.”
The 2021 Legislative Environmental Scorecard includes 16 legislative measures. Specific priorities from this year’s Scorecard include:
- SB2408: Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) – Support
- This historic legislation leads the nation on comprehensive and equitable climate action. CEJA meaningfully addresses the climate crisis by leading Illinois to a 100% clean energy future, while creating equitable, good-paying jobs across the state, and enacting tough utility accountability measures.
- HB3739: Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act – Support
- For the first time in history, every municipality in Illinois will be required to develop and execute a plan that inventories, removes and replaces all lead service lines while prioritizing replacement in our most vulnerable communities. There was strong bipartisan support for this proposal following a years-long fight to pass this legislation. Illinois is now the second state in the nation to require lead service line replacement.
- HB253: Performance-Planning for Transportation – Support
- This bill requires the Illinois Department of Transportation to establish and implement a transportation performance program for all transportation facilities and project selection processes. This will be a significant step forward in transportation infrastructure planning.
“Every time it counted, Croke stood up for our environment, public health and meaningful action on the urgent climate crisis,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling. “Illinois will be a cleaner, safer place to call home because of the leadership Croke demonstrated this session, and we look forward to building on that legacy together in the future.”
A total of 48 state legislators received recognition for their 100% voting record during legislative business in 2021. IEC releases its scorecard annually.
Since 1975, the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) has worked to safeguard Illinois—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends by building power for people and the environment.